Great partnerships create great success

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30 years

We are one of the South Island’s leading recruitment and HR specialist firms. We’ve been operating longer in the Canterbury market than any other full service recruitment business.

Growing Canterbury businesses

Established in 1988, Ryan has been 100% focused on helping Canterbury businesses grow for 30 years. 

Ryan’s specialised recruitment and HR services extend to permanent, temporary, and contract vacancies across a wide range of fields:

  • Accounting, Finance and Insurance
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Business Support and Administration
  • Engineering, Operations, Civil Construction and Traffic Management
  • Manufacturing, Production, Warehousing and Logistics
  • Sales – Technical and FMCG

We are active members of the RCSA (Recruitment Consulting Services Association), HRINZ (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand) and EEO Trust (Diversity Works NZ).

We’re great listeners, smart thinkers and highly skilled at making life easy.

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    Why choose Ryan

    If you're thinking, "Give me one good reason to partner with you." Our response is simple. "How about ten good reasons?"

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    Meet the team

    The people behind the partnerships. Our heroes of recruitment. The champions of clients and candidates. We'd like you to meet the Ryan Dream Team. Here for you and in it for the long run.

Who we work with

View a small sample of the feedback we get from clients that we have been partnering with to help them grow their business.

  • "Above all else they are experts in their field and can be relied upon during those peak times."
  • "We have used Ryan Recruitment to service our temporary staffing requirements for over 5 years."
  • "An ability to listen, understand and summarise, simplifying our staffing needs before pitching qualified applicants, has been a hallmark of the relationship."

  • "I have found them to be extremely reliable and responsive, they really go the extra mile."

  • "Ryan is very invested in making sure that they provide candidates that they believe are not only fit for the roles, but will fit in our team as…"
  • "The team at Ryan have always been helpful and easy to deal with and are always willing to help out when and where needed."

  • "They've been especially good at finding me staff at very short notice when the need arises."

  • "Above all else they are experts in their field and can be relied upon during those peak times."
  • "They listen, ensuring that the temporary staff they supply, can not only do the role but are a great personality fit for the team as well."

  • "When we need extra staff we use Ryan Recruitment for temporary labour hire."

  • "We made the move to Ryan for our civil construction staff earlier this year and we're glad we did."
  • "The team at Ryan Recruitment have been incredibly easy and efficient to work with."